Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Post Office Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Tindale Fell, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Sleeping up to six people, this quality terraced cottage is in the hamlet of Tindale Fell, close to Brampton.

Price range from £290 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 23 November 2014 to 24 November 2014; from 27 March 2015 to 11 April 2015; from 18 April 2015 to 01 May 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn , Luppitt, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

High quality, pet-friendly 4 bedroom barn conversion with wonderful views of the garden and nearby countryside located on a Devonshire working farm.

Price range from £485 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 31 October 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Warren Lodges, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodges, East Anglia and Suffolk Coast.

A collection of four comfortable family-friendly log cabins situated in a tranquil location by a private nature reserve very close to Minsmere Nature Reserve and just a few miles from Aldeburgh.

Price range from £315 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 833447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, South West.

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 November 2014 to 01 March 2015;

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £770 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Grove Log Cabins, Chard, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Log Cabins, West Country.

Holiday park with a collection of lovely secluded log cabins nestled by woodlands, benefiting from woodland walks and cycle tracks, a shared children’s play area with giant trampoline and shared outdoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £349 to £805 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01460 63479 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fair Oak Farm - A perfect rural retreat, Mayfield, Sussex, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sussex & Kent.

A collection of holiday cottages and eco-friendly treehouses nestled amongst 12 acres of stunning countryside in the Wealden valley in Sussex.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £420 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01435 884122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Dream Lodge - Lazy Otter Meadows, Stretham, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom lodge, Cambridgeshire.

Wonderful high quality holiday lodges offering 5 star standard accommodation, located on a holiday park of lodges surrounded by lush greenery in Cambridgeshire, excellent shared leisure facilities include landscaped parklands, a children's play area and fishing lake.

Price range from £249 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Forge, Kington, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Welsh Borders.

Stylish and romantic holiday cottage set in an isolated pretty orchard with a 4 star gold rating, magnificently converted from an open-fronted stone barn with Swedish wood burner and glorious grounds with rolling countryside beyond.

Price range from £400 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5*)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 29 December 2014 to 01 January 2015;

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion found within the idyllic Somerset countryside within the grounds of Meare Court, a Grade II listed 17th century manor house.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 24 December 2014;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View Lodge, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Midlands.

High quality wooden holiday lodge with stylish décor and a fantastic decked area where you can sit out and watch boats pass by on the river, Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's Country are within easy reach from here.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £630 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07802 640372 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Inglenook Family Cottage, Heart Of England , Ludlow, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Holiday bungalow with modern, stylish interior just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Ludlow, discover some of the best of Shropshire with a stay here.

Price range from £300 to £660 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 31 October 2014 to 04 November 2014; from 23 November 2014 to 27 November 2014; from 01 February 2015 to 20 March 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Home Farm Cottages, Winscombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Five country cottages nestled in the Mendip Hills on what was originally a working farm, with sublime views over the Loxton Valley and a great location for touring Somerset, enjoy this tranquil rural setting with the added benefit of being within easy reach of some of Somerset's best attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Wells and Longleat Safari Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 28 July 2015;

phone 01934 842078 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longcliffe Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Beckermet, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Lovely 3 bedroom rural retreat cottage where one pet dog is welcome, located just outside of the village of Beckermet, only around a mile from the coast and a similar distance to the stunning countryside, fells, lakes and mountains of the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £297 to £717 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 31 October 2014 to 29 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 19 June 2015; from 02 July 2015 to 04 September 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Riverside Dogs-welcome Lodge, East Anglia, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, East Anglia.

Fantastic 2 bedroom holiday lodge with a fantastic waterside location by the River Lark, enjoy a garden with river views and fishing from this holiday home's own mooring during a stay here, with the tranquil city of Ely close by, Riverside Lodge has plenty to recommend it.

Price range from £242 to £590 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 29 November 2014; from 06 December 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badgers Holt at Milford-on-Sea, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South Coast.

Discover the attractions of the New Forest from this charming romantic retreat for two.

Price range from £185 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 06 December 2014; from 13 December 2014 to 20 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 31 January 2015;

phone 01590 645 941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bon Accueil Coach House, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Meres and Marshes.

5 star gold award winning coach house in rural Shropshire with added benefit of private swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool adjoining cottage), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 January 2015 to 09 January 2015; from 12 January 2015 to 16 January 2015; from 02 February 2015 to 06 February 2015;

phone 01948 66 11 68 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom country cottage with breathtaking views of the Cumbrian hills, 5 star quality accommodation, wooden beams and a beautiful interior, this is a very special rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 441539621087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stanway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Lovely large stone-built holiday cottage with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and country views, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with a lovely rural location only 2 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1490 to £2880 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality wooden holiday lodges set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, children’s play area in grounds makes this a great place for families.

Price range from £330 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 13 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 18 July 2015;

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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